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Dreidel Catnip Pet Toy
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: BK4K-0612002 Who says Chanukah fun has to be just for humans? This simple dreidl toy will have your cat spinning!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
1.5 inch each side x 2 inches tall [4 cm x 4 cm x 5 cm tall]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-109 Microspun Yarn: Royal Blue

Intense medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (A)

910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Catnip
GAUGE:
24 St sts + 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size 4 (3.25mm) needles When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Materials are sufficient to make more than one toy.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOY
With (A) Cast on 10 stitches.



Rows 1-20: knit
Row 21: Change to B, knit 10, cast on 30 additional stitches.
Row 22: Knit 9, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1.
Row 23: Knit
Rows 24-45: repeat rows 22 and 23.



Row 46: knit 2 stitches together, knit 5, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 5, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 5, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 5, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 - 32 stitches
Row 47: knit
Row 48: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 3, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3, knit 2 stitches togethre, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 - 24 sts.
Row 49: knit
Row 50: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 - 16 sts
Row 51: knit.
Row 52: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1 -- 12 sts
Row 53: Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, knit 2 stitches together - 8 sts
Row 54: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches together, k2nit 2 stitches together - 4 sts
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread the tail into a large-eyed blunt needle.

Thread tail through remaining 4 stitches and tie off.



Do not cut yarn! Instead, starting at the bottom, sew the edge together, joining the 'B' (white) sides to form the bottom part of the dreidel.

The side that has the vertical line of stitching is the outside (this helps for a crisp corner.)

Unless your cat is extremely literate, it won't care, but if you want to, just for fun, thread another large-eyed blunt needle with any dark color of Microspun and embroider one letter on each side of the dreidel:
Continuing with the sewing, sew two of the top edges of the dreidel closed.

Fill with catnip and sew final edge closed.

Tie off securely and finish with end inside the piece (sew through it, pull the yarn out the other side, clip and pull so the end of the yarn is is inside the piece)

Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with about 8 inches of (A).

Sew through the top, leaving long ends for a tassel.

Tie off securely.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit


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